The Amistad is seeking previously unpublished work that speaks to our mission statement. We encourage multiple submissions in different genres, and we are taking 12 pt, double-spaced and Times New Roman submissions of:

  • Poetry: 3-5 poems (no more than seven pages)

  • Fiction: 5,000 words, maximum 

  • Flash Fiction: 1000 words

  • Essays: 2000 words

  • Visual Art: All art is welcomed, but it must be submitted as a JPEG, PNG, or PDF, with a title and an intro. Please submit no more than 5 pieces.

In your subject line, please note the genre of your submission and your initials. If your work is accepted elsewhere (congratulations!), please let us know.

Our reading period is December 1, 2020 - February 14, 2021. All writers will be notified of their work by the end of March 2021.


Submit at ( or by clicking the link below:


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